Churches in Malaga – San Juan Bautista
Iglesia San Juan Bautista
Calle San Juan 3
Hours: Monday to Sunday: 8.30 am to 1.30 pm and 7 pm to 8 pm.
Iglesia San Juan Bautista is one of the four churches founded by the Catholic Monarchs after the conquest of the city of Malaga in 1487.
It was originally built in the Gothic style to which Moorish arches and pillars were subsequently added.
The Baroque tower was not added until 1770.
The church is best known for the fact that the famous Malagueño Antonio Banderas was baptised here.
The church was extensively remodelled in the 18th century.
This explains the current Baroque style of the interior.
The basilica has three aisles, a choir and several beautiful chapels. The altar alone is more than worth a visit.